Healthcare

Milkha Singh appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Physical Activity in South-East Asia Region

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:59

India’s legendary sportsperson, Milkha Singh, has been appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Physical Activity in South-East Asia Region. &...


Lankan children with thalassemia treated through unrelated donor BMT

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:49

Matching bone marrow cells sourced from across the world   From left: 15 months old baby girl Nethumi Shenaya Rajapaksh...


International symposium, exhibition in Nov. to promote traditional and complementary medicine

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:48

The Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine and Department of Ayurveda of the Government of Sri Lanka, in collaboration with Universi...


Oasis Hospital Colombo: Resource for healthcare with a conscience

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:44

Restructuring and refurbishing to provide economical and compassionate care has begun at the Oasis under its new management. In the coming months, ...


CDEM sets another mark; website launched

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:43

Center for Diabetes Endocrinology and Cardio-metabolism (CDEM) outspread wings further by ceremonially launching its own website on Saturday, 15 Ju...


Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Chennai, uses 3D navigational jig to provide new lease of life to Sri Lankan child

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:32

The first time a 3D jig was used for a spine surgery in India   Gleneagles Global Hospitals, the largest facility of Glene...


Durdans set to transform landscape of healthcare in SL

/ Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:36

Unveils re-strategised ‘Vision 2022’ with repositioned brand  Phillips bi-plane machine for interventional radiology ...


Construction of China-funded outpatient building of National Hospital begins

/ Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:35

The outpatient building project of the National Hospital, symbolising the friendship between China and Sri Lanka, commenced on 8 August.  M...


Westminster Healthcare Chennai offers UK standard services to Sri Lankans

/ Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:33

Westminster Healthcare is a new clinically led healthcare hospital that works on the premise that the way you are treated is as important as the tr...


Philippines has highest HIV infection growth rate in Asia-Pacific: UN

/ Wednesday, 2 August 2017 00:00

Manila (Reuters): The Philippines has registered the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Asia-Pacific in the past six years with a 140-percent...


Babies and mothers worldwide failed by lack of investment in breastfeeding

/ Wednesday, 2 August 2017 00:00

  Sri Lanka ranked in the top 23 countries globally on breastfeeding rates, as new analysis shows an investment of $ 4.7...


Dr. Ramya de Silva elected to Honorary Fellowship of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

/ Monday, 31 July 2017 00:08

Senior Consultant Paediatrician Dr. Ramya de Silva has been elected to an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health ...


‘1990 Suwasariya’ Ambulance Service celebrates first anniversary

/ Monday, 31 July 2017 00:08

A year has passed since the first ‘1990 Suwasariya’ Ambulance rolled out of Galle Face Green for duty. This service is the bra...


Could a green sponge hold cancer-fighting secrets?

/ Monday, 31 July 2017 00:08

AFP: A small green sponge discovered in dark, icy waters of the Pacific off Alaska could be the first effective weapon against pancreatic cancer, r...


Creation of Dengue Free Zones is the permanent solution needed

/ Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00

By Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam It was heartening hear that the health authorities are now focusing on creating Dengue Free Zones (DFZ) in the country...


Golden Key Hospital celebrates 10 years of eye and ENT care

/ Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00

  Announces 10% discount on all eye and ENT investigations in August to commemorate milestone anniversary The Golden Ke...


Candidate AIDS vaccine passes early test

/ Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:00

AFP: The three-decade-old quest for an AIDS vaccine received a shot of hope Monday when developers announced that a prototype triggered the immune ...


Red Cross scales up dengue prevention, mitigation and awareness

/ Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:00

  Death toll surpasses 300, with over 105,000 people affected  As the number of dengue cases tops 105,000 in ...


Tobacco industry blocking anti-smoking moves: WHO

/ Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:00

  WHO report takes aim at tobacco companies Calls for fighting industry’s “intimidating practices”...


‘English Nursing Care Services’: Superior care in one’s own home

/ Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:00

By Fathima Riznaz Hafi Bringing the quality of home nursing services to a new level through the incorporation of expertise from the UK, ‘En...


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Sri Lanka must move from politics to business

17 August 2017

Last week, the Yahapalana Government, which came on the promise of good governance and weeding out corruption, had its first blow, when a senior minister and deputy leader of the party had to resign over allegations of corruption. Whilst the sha...


Failures in education drag the country down

17 August 2017

When the country received independence in 1948, the administration and education was of extremely high standard. In 1956, the S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Government made Sinhala the Official Language and converted education to Swabasha, includi...


Three things to ponder on the 150th Anniversary of the World’s Finest Tea

16 August 2017

The Colombo International Tea Convention 2017 concluded on Friday, elegantly supported by our most accomplished cricketer and commended by several of the international delegates as the most significant gathering of the global tea industry. For ma...


Ravi K’s altruistic suicide!

15 August 2017

Ravi Karunanayake sacrificed his pride and position by tendering his resignation to save the Maithri-Ranil Government cabal. He could have faced and defeated the no confidence motion against him if Maithri (who owes his presidency to Ravi) and Ran...


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